Error: 3002 Source: GeoIP.asp line 56: File could not be opened. Exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez opens at Faggionato Fine Art in London
The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 Thursday, November 27, 2014


Exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez opens at Faggionato Fine Art in London
Enoc Perez, Nude, 2011, Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches. Photo: Courtesy Faggionato Fine Art.
LONDON.- Faggionato Fine Art presents Enoc Perez: Nudes, since 2009, Enoc Perez’s nudes have undergone a transformation. This exhilarating new series takes his existing preoccupation with the classical subject of the nude - as reinterpreted through the grounding visual lexicon of pornography - and transcends it, to incorporate an expanded engagement with the idea of painting itself.

In these and his previous studies of nudes, Perez paints transient images mined from amateur pornography, ‘a wasteland of imagery’, selecting fleeting visions that capture ‘moments of grace’, infused with love and desire, as he perceives them.

In his earlier works, the nude figures are close-up, confrontational and dominate the foreground, defined and emphasised by the unique process of ‘brushless painting’ that Perez employs - multiple drawings are made on separate sheets, and then overpainted in oil colours before being laid face-on to the canvas and transferred. The process creates rich overlaid accretions of pigment that add complex depths to the surface, while simplifying detail and line.

In 2010, Perez deliberately broke out of the constraints of this approach and began to paint with a brush. Flat areas of brushed colour began to appear amid the transferred elements, undermining his perfected technique and subverting the self-imposed restrictions of his process. By stepping outside his practice, Perez allowed himself to focus less on the subject of his work and more on the substance, and to think more widely about painting itself. Citing the influence of Twombly’s liquid, fleshly Bacchus paintings and Richard Serra’s dark and dense paintstick drawings, he describes a growing absorption in the materiality and affect of paint over and above the subjects that he depicts. Perez began to experiment with the nudes, obscuring them with other overlaid images and with transferred layers out of register. Figures became increasingly abstract as pure colours and forms began to dominate.

This shift is confidently articulated in the new works presented at Faggionato Fine Art: seven large canvases of nudes, abstracted through repeated application of many layers - ‘drawing after drawing after drawing’ - until the subjects are almost obscured, but discernible as powerful, resonant figures in the deep strata of paint. Vivid, sometimes violent hues, acids and blood red tones, contrast with deep areas of enfolding black that glitter microscopically. Figures - once provocative, now enigmatic - retreat into the interplay between colour, form and mass. These dramatic, potent works mark the culmination of a new development, successfully unifying Perez’s deeper engagement in abstraction and the materiality of paint with the distinctive process and preoccupations of his existing practice.

Faggionato Fine Art | Puerto Rican |




Today's News

October 15, 2011

Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau presents more than 200 photographs of Ai Weiwei in New York

Gobekli Tepe: The world's oldest temple under conservation by the Global Heritage Fund

David Zwirner to present works by American artist Dan Flavin at FIAC 2011 in Paris

Sotheby's New York announces 19th century European art auction in November

American International Fine Art Fair returns to Palm Beach, Florida in February 2012

Photographer Annie Leibovitz gets personal with exhibition at Russia's Pushkin Museum

David LaChapelle portrait of Alexander McQueen and his 'Muse' Isabella Blow acquired by National Portrait Gallery

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Lunch Break by Sharon Lockhart

Maurice Prendergast Paris scene oil painting unearthed by art specialist at Clarke Auction

Alex Mann joins the Chrysler as the Joan and Macon Brock curator of American art

Exhibition by Puerto Rican artist Enoc Perez opens at Faggionato Fine Art in London

Photography exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California inspires reflection on the 1991 catastrophic fire

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans presents "Junk Shot": New work by Skylar Fein

A second edition that confirms the potential of the Moroccan art market

Maynard Crossland chosen as new President/CEO for Shaker Village, Kentucky

"Le Decor et Son Double" exhibition by Daniel Buren opens at S.M.A.K

Commode formerly at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, for 150 years, to sell at Bonhams

Camera captures glacial change: Exhibition at London's Royal Geographical Society

Winner of £10,000 Spode Award announced at British Ceramics Biennial 2011

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Recent Glass Sculptures by Tristano di Robilant at Faggionato Fine Arts

Faggionato Fine Art to Present First UK Exhibition of Work by Italian Artist Luca Pancrazzi

Faggionato Fine Art Presents an Exhibition of the Californian Artist Wayne Thiebaud



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site